Brewers left-hander Wade Miley has been diagnosed with a posterior serratus strain and will likely miss the next six to eight weeks, manager Craig Counsell tells reporters, including Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The southpaw was placed on the 15-day injured list earlier this week with what was initially described as a lat strain.
The posterior serratus muscle is on the back, roughly at the bottom of the ribcage. As relayed by Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, it’s rare for a baseball player to strain this muscle, which means the Brewers are putting some guesswork into this recovery timeline.
Regardless of the exact length of Miley’s eventual absence, it seems that it will be somewhat significant, which is unfortunate for the Brewers. They signed the lefty this winter to a one-year deal with a $4.5MM guarantee and incentives. He was off to a strong start, having taken the ball eight times with a 3.67 ERA in those. He only struck out 14% of batters faced but he’s never been a huge strikeout guy. His 5.3% walk rate showed excellent control and he was in the 76th percentile of qualified pitchers in limiting hard contact.
The Brewers knew they would be proceeding without Miley for a bit but will now seemingly have to extended their plans for not having him around. The club is also without starters Brandon Woodruff, Aaron Ashby and Jason Alexander, none of whom seem particularly close to returning. That leaves them with Corbin Burnes, Freddy Peralta, Eric Lauer and Adrian Houser in four rotation spots, with one to fill. Colin Rea and Janson Junk are both on the 40-man roster and would seem to be the first choices to come up, since each has been with the big league club previously this season.
Bummer for him. Whats with all the detail in these injury reports? The only time I remember MLB being discrete with players medicals is when somebody gets a testicle crushed….then its generic “groin injury”. The NHL gives “upper body/lower body” designation only. Odd.
Curly Was The Smart Stooge
Does this mean he’s a pain in the ass?
This muscle is in the lower back, but I imagine it’s a major pain the serratus just the same.
Will heget back pay?
I thought it was Cy-atica
Don’t let Sy Attica marry your sister.
Sounds about right with injuries this year. Get well!
Going to be the butt of all jokes
What a ass
Motor City Beach Bum
Time to call the Tigers and pick up Erod unless you want to slide back behind the Pirates and the suddenly surging Cards (who could also use him). He is pitching lights out, but with his potential opt out you will pay less than other top options. Ship Garrett Mitchell off…he is out for the season and you have a ton of quality OF prospects like Weimer and Frelick to replace him in the short/long term and Chourio for the long term as well. Expand the deal if that’s a tough pill to swallow and fill some other short term needs to try and move past the first round of the playoffs. You need some pitching and the Tigers have a quality piece to sell and need some offence.
I think I agree on the the answer in the MLBtr chat about Erods value/return being to tough to gauge though based on the opt out. The Brewers aren’t typically a team to overpay, and the uncertainty around how long they’d have him after the trade I think would likely take them out of his race.
Ultimately probably out of most peoples plans probably until the deadline, when the Tigers, if they trade him, are more likely to trade him as a rental. Because if he’s still pitching like this at the deadline, that’s assuredly what he’ll be.
Unless the Brewers are willing to give up a top prospect they won’t beat the cardinals…Cardinals have better overall prospects
With a What? Is that a pulled A**?
With all the pitching injuries maybe they should start looking at the training crew and find out why they are having so many issues every year.
How about we blame the players for the injuries. It’s there job to make their bodies strong and flexible along with learning how to play. Instead of others for their injuries.
“The posterior serratus muscle is on the back, roughly at the bottom of the ribcage.”
From the article.
It’s not his tush-tush.
Oh. Sounded like a pulled a**.
Bearded Texas Hulk
@bronx please do not let facts get in the way of a good joke
Of he’s saddled with a pronounced dorsal bulge, trade him to the Marlins.
@DCartrow I think it’s safe to say that you pulled that one from the interior of your posterior.
And feeling the prolapse intensely, goob.
Won’t do that again.
Thanks for butting in
Dumpster Divin Theo
Miley came in like a wrecking ball. Butt hurt now too much twerk